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HOW TO GROW POTATOES

How To Grow Potatoes

February is here and that means I have one thing on my mind and it isn’t Valentine’s Day; it’s POTATOES!  I’m all about how to grow potatoes this month and my growing season is well under way already.  Read on to find out how to grow potatoes in your garden. Read More

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How To Trial Plants In Your Garden And Why You Should

Gardening provides great freedom in the choice of plants available and this winter, the seed catalogs arriving in the post with new plants for the next season show a snapshot of the choices available in glorious color printing.  Read on to find out what new varieties of plants I will be growing and the totally new plants my 2018 garden. Read More

Planning A Garden For Self Sufficiency

I’ve done it; my seeds are bought for next year and it was only 14 September! The best bit is, I have planned my garden and the seed purchase based on the next 3 years of growing produce for my family.  Planning a garden for self sufficiency need not be a daunting it can be a fun and delicious adventure!

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How to Insulate a Prefab Chicken Coop For Under $10

Do you need to winterize your chicken coop?  Do you own a store bought chicken coop?  I’ll show you in this post will show you how to insulate a prefab chicken coop for less than $10.

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Winterizing the Chicken Coop A Year Later

The chilly nights are drawing in, the smell on bonfires are in the air, the mountains are an explosion of color and the leaves in my garden are beginning to fall.  All this means one thing: it’s time to winterize the chicken coop.

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Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.  

Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!

For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use?  What are soil amendments?  Are they even necessary?  Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More

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How to Make Mead Homebrew Recipe: Killer Mead

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe 2017 is already here!

The long nights are here (as well as the cold and snow!) and my husband and I have been brewing a lot and I mean a lot over this last year. We hosted a large Yule party this year with lots of food and drink to fuel partygoers with something delicious, seasonal and warming.  

We also wanted to make something traditional which many of our friends had never had before (let along drink out of a giant drinking horn!) so we made mead and I want to share the recipe with you.

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Making Chicken Food

I’ve been making chicken food for a while now to make sure that the hens have nutritious treats, especially when most scratch grains are just corn or soy.  There are many highly nutritious grains which can be fed to hens that are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which will boost the nutrient content of eggs and meat.

Chickens love to scratch about in the dirt and the scratch grain sold in stores is not chicken food but a treat to encourage this natural chicken behavior. Read More

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How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever, Starting Right Now

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but are not sure where to begin?  Do you have a garden but the harvests haven’t been good or the produce has lacked flavor?

Well you’re not alone and there is a solution!  I’m going to let you into a secret so you can have the best harvest EVER and I’m betting that there’s something on the list you can do right now to improve your garden to so you can reap the benefits when you’re harvesting.

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Winterize Your Chicken Coop For Free

How To Winterize Chicken Coops For Free

Winter’s coming and you need to winterize the chicken coop.  The days may still be blazing hot and sunny but winter is coming and it’s coming fast!  

My trees are dumping leaves and making a yellow, brown and red crunchy carpet on the ground which provides me hours of cardio raking them up.  The winds are picking up and temperatures are dropping at night so it’s time to start looking at winterizing the chicken coop.

And I’m going to show you how to do it for FREE, yes for free!

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